Ocoee to recognize Veterans Day

The program is Thursday morning at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center.

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The city of Ocoee will hold its 21st annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive. The public is invited to attend.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Guillermo Castillo, who was severely injured during a deployment, will be the keynote speaker. Castillo spent two years in the hospital learning to walk and speak again before working for Homeland Security. He also has earned multiple gold and silver medals in the Para Sport World Cup and Empire State Games.

Ocoee resident Sherri Gladney will sing the national anthem. The Ocoee Middle School Wind Ensemble will play a medley of songs, and an Ocoee High School band member will play taps. The Ocoee Police Department Honor Guard will present the colors and carry a wreath to be set in place at the city’s Memorial Wall.

Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.



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